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Which Are "Oil Destinations"?  
User currently offlineMozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2182 posts, RR: 13
Posted (5 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 10558 times:

Curious to know which airports owe their role or at least certain routes to the fact of being a major city for the oil and gaz industry, or major airports that are important for the oil industry.

I can think of:

Houston
Aberdeen
Stavanger
Luanda
Malabo
All airports in the Persian Gulf
Barrow
Calgary
Veracruz
Some airports in Borneo
Baku

Which others?

Thanks

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User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32782 posts, RR: 72
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 10519 times:

Lagos, Maracaibo, Oslo, Port Harocourt, Port of Spain, Rio de Janeiro and St. John's, New Foundland are also "oil destinations."

That's not to say those airports rely on oil traffic, though, they just see good oil traffic.

Air France/KLM run "Petroleum Club," and FF program for oil industry folks.

They have a list of the "oil routes":

http://www.airfrance.us/IE/en/local/...b/petroleum_lignes_petrolieres.htm

AF/KL's list is more extensive than normal, though, and would probably be based on the smallest of oil industry pressences in those cities. Miami is on the list. It's not an oil city whatsoever, but Exxon Mobil's Latin America headquarters and Chevron Texaco's Latin America/West African headquarters are in Coral Gables. San Francisco isn't an oil town, but the San Francisco area is world headquarters to Chevron. So many of the destinations are probably based on a small connection to the oil industry

[Edited 2008-11-23 00:30:07]


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User currently offlineThekennady From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 10480 times:

what about kuwait city?......

User currently offlineJoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2238 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 10443 times:



Quoting Thekennady (Reply 2):
what about kuwait city?......

That's an obvious one...



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User currently offlineThekennady From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 10431 times:

Edmonton is an oil city

User currently offlineUAXDXer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 10406 times:

Don't Forget....
Dallas and Oklahoma City



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User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7376 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 10336 times:

Kristiansund, Bergan, Great Yarmouth, Peterhead all have bases for North Sea supply ships.

User currently offlineAirGabon From Switzerland, joined Dec 2003, 884 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 10256 times:

Also Libreville (LBV) in Gabon for oil fields in Port-Gentil (POG) in the south with Shell, Exxon and Total.
That's why AF operates B772/B773 four times weekly from CDG to LBV with premium product.

Don't forget Pointe-Noire (PNR) in Congo, former AF A319 Dedicate destination now with A332 flights from CDG. It's the "oil capital" of Congo Brazzaville.

N'Djamena (NDJ) also became recently an "oil destination" where AF operates a daily A319 dedicate service from CDG.


User currently offlineTayser From Australia, joined Mar 2008, 1131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 10244 times:

Melbourne & Perth could be added to the list, MEL: corporate centre for the industry in Australia (BP, Shell and ExxonMobil all have their AUS national offices in MEL), PER: a good sized corporate centre + closer to the action on the North West Shelf.

User currently offlinePbb152 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 615 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 10220 times:

Biggest city left off the list so far: Caracas

User currently offlineShamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 10113 times:

I believe there is alot of oil traffic to Baku (GYD) not to sure how true that is.

User currently offlineFrostbite From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 10023 times:



Quoting Mozart (Thread starter):
Barrow

You are thinking of Prudhoe Bay (also known as Deadhorse), the nexus of the Alaska oil extraction industry. This is about as "pure" an oil destination as you can get.

Barrow is an Eskimo community ~200 km to the northwest. There is one natural gas well that is used strictly to generate electricity for the town.


User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5152 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (5 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 9965 times:



Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 6):
Kristiansund, Bergan, Great Yarmouth, Peterhead all have bases for North Sea supply ships.

Peterhead doesnt have an airport, additionally it is mainly a fishing port. Aberdeen, half an hour south is the main base for supply ships.

Popular oil cities served from Aberdeen:
Esbjerg, Groningen, Kristiansund, Oslo, Stavanger, Scatsta



That'll teach you
User currently offlineEXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 9933 times:

St. Johns, NFLD YYT and Halifax YYZ

User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8368 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (5 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 9928 times:

Singapore. Maybe not an oil producing nation but it is one of the biggest if not the biggest oil processing/refining country in the World.

User currently offlineAA1818 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Feb 2006, 3435 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (5 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 9920 times:

From Port of Spain, Trinidad (POS), CO flies to IAH daily, and does very well on the route due in large part to the oil industry. Also BW flies daily to CCS and picks up some oil traffic (but that it not the primary reason for the route).
Also, Arik Air of Nigeria has secured right from both the TT Government and the Nigerian Government for flights to POS. While this does not guarantee that they will serve POS in the future, it does at least increase the liklihood since they have also secured rights to a few other specific cities- many linked to the Oil Industry like IAH.

As POS expands it's energy relationship with countries like Brazil, perhaps in the future we will see more flights from POS to other 'Oil Destinations'.

AA1818



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User currently offlineFrostbite From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 10 months 8 hours ago) and read 9894 times:



Quoting Pbb152 (Reply 9):
Biggest city left off the list so far: Caracas

I would think Maracaibo to be the more oil-oriented Venezuelan destination.


User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3106 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (5 years 10 months 8 hours ago) and read 9892 times:



Quoting JoKeR (Reply 3):
Quoting Thekennady (Reply 2):
what about kuwait city?......

That's an obvious one...

I guess you missed this obvious one.... smile 

Quoting Mozart (Thread starter):
All airports in the Persian Gulf



User currently offlineSkyfellow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (5 years 10 months 8 hours ago) and read 9870 times:

I think we can add Midland and Odessa, TX to the list. Small cities but very reliant on oil production. Tulsa, OK used to be the most important oil city in the entire US at one point but has in the two past decades lost some of its glory.

I think we left out cities in Iran and Iraq. Kirkuk is the most important Iraqi oil hub and Ahwaz in Southwestern Iran serves as a major oil and energy transit hub for this country


User currently offlineAtlanta From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 473 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (5 years 10 months 8 hours ago) and read 9797 times:



Quoting Pbb152 (Reply 9):
Biggest city left off the list so far

Moscow, which I'm surprised no one has mentioned yet.



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User currently offlineHeathrow From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 979 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 10 months 8 hours ago) and read 9781 times:

I'm up in the oil areas right now.

Grande Prairie YQU
Peace River YPE
Fort McMurray YMM
High Level YOJ

[Edited 2008-11-23 06:26:29]

User currently offlineUPPERDECKFAN From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (5 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 9569 times:



Quoting Frostbite (Reply 16):


Quoting Pbb152 (Reply 9):
Biggest city left off the list so far: Caracas

I would think Maracaibo to be the more oil-oriented Venezuelan destination.

PDVSA headquarters are in Caracas while the most of the foreign companies still operating in Venezuela like ChevronTexaco, Total, Shell, Repsol have their main offices either in Caracas or PuertoLaCruz (oposite side of Maracaibo).

MAR only international services are to MIA, BOG and other colombian cities and some caribean islands like AUA, CUR, SDQ while CCS is served from CDG, FRA, IAH, GIG among others.



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User currently offlineHeathrow From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 979 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 9475 times:

I forgot ANC and FAI

User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (5 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 9417 times:
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I don't think Barrow, AK is an oil destination, but Prudhoe Bay, AK is.

User currently offlineABQopsHP From United States of America, joined May 2006, 851 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (5 years 10 months 6 hours ago) and read 9214 times:

CRP is one. Citgo and Valero have large operations here. Also PHI Helicopters moved their operation from Galveston down here to CRP because their hanger at GLS was destroyed during hurricane Ike. We also send customers to YYT from here, along with YYC, YEG, YMM Canada, CME and VSA Mexico. I cant even begin to count how many we send to the African nations either. Plenty fly CO up to IAH and connect to the World Airways nonstop to LAD.
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25 Airbazar : Algeria is one of the World's top natural gas producers (5th?). But I have no idea how much air traffic that generates. Probably significant consideri
26 TAN FLYR : BFL...Bakersfield, California..and for that matter LAX also. Bakersfield (Kern County) produces 10% of the domestic produced crude oil in the US. A fr
27 Fiedman : Edmonton not as much as Calgary is there are more flights to oil rich destinations out of Calgary then there are out of Edmonton. And Would Dallas be
28 Meister808 : Williston, ND - ISN Minot, ND - MOT -Meister
29 DingDong : I can see Anchorage - major oil companies comprising the Alyeska Pipeline Company consortium has high-rises in Anchorage - such as British Petroleum
30 MayaviaERJ190 : This topic is as important as the 4th oldest airline in the world, Mexicana. Mexicana was founded for delivering the payroll out of Mexico City to the
31 Heathrow : FAI was just I guess. I know Alaska is quite oil - driven. I've driven to Anchorage from High Level, so I just assumed FAI being further north would
32 Frostbite : I have to chime in here, being a FAI local and all (temporarily relocated in the Lower 48...) The oil industry is definitely a big part of the Fairba
33 Uzimmermann : The San Francisco Bay Area has a larger number of refineries on top of the Chevron headquarter.
34 Jigarciar : In Colombia, we shall mention Barrancabermeja, Department of Santander (EJA/SKEJ) which, thanks to Ecopetrol (Colombian Petroleum Company), is able to
35 Gkirk : Newcastle has some oil/gas traffic also. I believe Humberside see's a lot of helicopters to oil/gas rigs also
36 Jet13 : Aberdeen, South Dakota?
37 BA : Definitely. No, Scotland.
38 ABQopsHP : Im guessing Aberdeen Scottland. JD CRPXE
39 Heathrow : I appologise for my ignorance. I do remember the BP building in Anchorage which I found strange because BP doesn't have any pumps in Alaska, but then
40 MOBflyer : Pascagoula, MS is where one of Chevron's largest refineries is, and they primarily use Mobile Regional Airport, MOB. I imagine that is why CO sees suc
41 KU747 : Tripoli, LIBYA. A major oil producing country in Africa.
42 Hohd : New Orleans and Lafayette, LA may be. Most of the traffic between Houston and New Orleans is oil related.
43 2travel2know : Puerto La Cruz is actually on the oposite side of Barcelona BLA. CM flies to MAR too. Other important Venezuelan Oil-destination PZO, Puerto Ordaz (C
44 Mozart : Thanks for all the answers, very insightful, I am learning a lot here! Just a question on this one. Whilst I know that Algeria is a major gas producer
45 BA : Hassi Messaoud is a small town in the interior of Algeria home to the country's largest oil field. Its airport does have some airline service from Eu
46 TN757Flyer : Speaking of which, whatever happened to the airline (can't recall the name) that was planning to fly Aberdeen-Houston? Was that wishful thinking or i
47 Post contains links Planesailing : When I looked this up, there are three flights per week from London Gatwick to Hassi Messaoud. The flights are operated by Monarch: http://www.gatwic
48 YULWinterSkies : I'm not sure who are the major players in Hassi Messaoud (Total is an obvious one), but I can think of BP and Shell as very likely, therefore, either
49 MtnWest1979 : How about Valdez,AK (VDZ)? I think there is a small oil tanker terminal there lol.
50 BA : Valdez would be primarily served from Anchorage (ANC) as its airport is very small. Valdez is indeed home to a big oil terminal being the terminus of
51 WestJetYQQ : Don't Forget Fort McMurray. It's a small destination but 99% of its travel would be for oil purposes. Cheers Carson
52 Boeingluvr : Even Fort Mac is good, and is expanding rapidly. No shortage of oil workers heading up there, although with the drop in fuel price, has slowed down qu
53 Post contains links UPPERDECKFAN : I meant Puerto La Cruz being in the oposite side of the country from Maracaibo, to clarify Puerto La Cruz forms a twin city with Barcelona, http://es
54 UAXDXer : All of Southern Louisiana from LCH to MSY
55 Nighthawk : CityStar - they went bust last year.
56 2travel2know : Inquire about Ciudad Bolívar then.
57 Frostbite : No apologies necessary! Again it depends on what you define as an "oil destination"....I don't really think of ANC as an oil destination either, as t
58 Glom : Another unlikely oily destination is Bournemouth for Kimmeridge and Wytch Farm. I suppose London should be included because off the head offices and B
59 TN757Flyer : Ah yes, that's it. So much for that idea. Is the Aberdeen traffic sufficient to support a World Airways/Sonair type operation that does the Houston-L
60 Nighthawk : Im not sure we should - does it generate much traffic? I wouldnt have thought it does, so it shouldnt really be included. I think theres demand for a
61 Glom : Well there's plenty of ex-refinery workers living round Fife way that travel up to Aberdeen because they now work on the platforms. They take the tra
62 Viscount724 : AMS probably gets a lot of oil-related traffic with the headquarters of one of the world's largest integrated oil companies (Shell) being located in T
63 KiwiRob : We better add New Plymouth in New Zealand and when Shtokman is fully developed Murmansk, Vyborg and St Petersburg.
64 Nighthawk : Given that this is an aviation forum, i am assuming that by oil destinations we mean places people fly to on oil related business. People driving to
65 Humberside : Plus theres two oil refineries nearby. However while oil traffic is important, its certainly not as dominant as say ABZ
66 AM744 : Within Mexico, these destinations make good money to airlines: Poza Rica Ciudad del Carmen Campeche Villahermosa
67 Jfk777 : DUBAI, DUBAI, DUBAI is where the oil world goes today.
68 Viscount724 : Vienna hasn't been mentioned.. OPEC, the oil cartel, has its headquarters in VIE.
69 ConcordeBoy : Though it's often overshadowed, due to proximity to Houston, New Orleans is also major oil (particularly exploration) city as well.
70 Psyops : Edmonton is home to much more blue collar oil workers and support services than Calgary. Calgary is mostly head offices. There are way more oil and g
71 MSYtristar : The MSY area is home to large Chevron and Shell offices, as well as good sized independent firms.
72 Delta763 : What about EWR? Ever driven down the NJ Turnpike?
73 Addi375 : No one mentioned Rio in Brasil.
74 Jfk787nyc : Almaty, Kazakhstan Aktau, Kazakhstan Ashgabat, Turkmenistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan
75 Nighthawk : do they? I know of very few people that have gone there, and as far as I know Dubai has little in the way of oil reserves.
76 Babybus : I think we have to add Algiers and Tripoli to the list. Both major oil producers in north Africa.
77 Mandala499 : From Indonesia... Jakarta Halim Intl Airport - Opened for intl traffic due to increase in air travel and size of aircraft, until 1986. Before 1986, al
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